Bhubaneswar: In another tragic mishap, a man died and his wife was critically injured as a wall collapsed over them at Ganeswharpur village under the Aul police limits in Kendrapara district late on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Kailash Samal. The injured Malati Samal has been admitted to a nearby hospital.
According to reports, the walls of Kailash’s mud-walled thatched house had weakened after being soaked in rainwater for the last two days. Kailash along with his wife was sleeping in the house last night when the wall collapsed over them. Though villagers rushed the husband-wife duo to a hospital, doctors declared Kailash dead there. His wife and daughter are undergoing treatment there.
A pal of gloom has descended in the village following the incident.